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Dell’s mobility division not gaining ground

Dell is looking like the sick man of the PC business, which is not looking too healthy itself.

Windows makeover stays in familiar territory

That Windows 8 will be a huge hit in terms of sales is a given. What will be fascinating to watch is how it is received, writes Charles Arthur.

European Union lays into Google over privacy policy

Google's changes to its privacy policies have been criticised by 30 European data-protection commissioners.

Emerging markets keep BlackBerry afloat – for now

Is BlackBerry manufacturer RIM out of the woods? If all you looked at was its after-hours share price and analysts' forecasts, you might think so.

Samsung to add Apple’s iPhone 5 to its lawsuits

Samsung says it will add the iPhone 5 to a series of lawsuits over Apple equipment in the US, alleging that it infringes a series of patents.

Upgraded Siri takes iPhone 5 past all its rivals

The digerati mostly greeted the iPhone 5 last week with a collective yawn. They declared that it did not break any records amongst other things.

Apple may widen its attack

Shares in Asian smartphone manufacturer Samsung plunged by 7.5% in the South Korean capital Seoul on Monday.

Samsung urges boycott of Apple products

Samsung has hit back at Apple after a $12-billion drop in its market value in the wake of its loss to the iPhone maker in a high-profile court battle.

Apple takes a swing at Samsung patents

Apple experts say Samsung abused its "monopoly power" over certain wireless patents and demanded an unreasonable royalty for their use in the iPhone.

New chief must revive Yahoo’s yodel

Marissa Mayer is taking her talent for revenue enhancement from Google to the competition. Josh Halliday & Charles Arthur report.

Google ‘faces $22.5m fine over iPhone and iPad privacy breach’

Google is nearing a deal with authorities over its DoubleClick adverts, which were found to have bypassed privacy settings on iPads and iPhones.

RIM chief denies Blackberry maker is in a ‘death spiral’

Thorsten Heins has defended RIM less than a week after it revealed an operating loss of $643-million.

Google offers to settle EU antitrust case

Search giant Google says it could change the way it ranks other sites amid concerns that it has abused its dominant market position.

Bromancing the tablet

Microsoft has succumbed to Apple envy and launched its version of the iPad. Charles Arthur reports.

Zuckerberg loses $2bn as Facebook share price plummets

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's fortune dwindled by $2-billion in minutes, as underwriters deserted the stock amid claims of Nasdaq incompetence.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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